My first experience with the Consumer Electronics Show wasn’t as overwhelming as I was sure it would be. I suppose I put myself through so much stress prepping and was so taken in by all of the hundreds of press releases, announcements, and appointment requests that came to me the month before the event that I couldn’t quite settle myself. In fact, when I arrived in Las Vegas last week, I felt so sick I considered checking in to my room and spending the day sleeping. Had the room been ready at 11:30 that morning, I probably would have.
Instead, I popped in early to the exquisite 2-story penthouse suite at the Wynn’s Encore Tower for lunch, pampering, networking, and attempts at relaxation at the Ipsos Girls’ Lounge. There, I met with female industry leaders from LinkedIn and Tumblr, as well as many media masterminds, and was welcomed by about 15 strangers who became my best friends for the day.
With my hair, make-up, head-shot photo-shoot, video interview, sorority sister hug with a stranger, meeting with LinkedIn marketing lead, and more all behind me, I joined the ladies for my first entry to CES–a tour for women curated by Alexis Lloyd, Creative Director of the New York Times R&D Team. Alexis showed us products that will wow women in the coming year, which gave me a fresh look at what turned out to be just another big trade show. It was Alexis’ tour that gave me direction for the show.
In the coming weeks, I’ll highlight the following topics. They’ll be linked as they appear on Julieverse.
CES Highlights, with a focus on parenting and the home
(click each topic to be linked to the highlights)
- Highlights from Lenovo, my sponsor
- Curved TVs
- Automotive Innovation
- Foreo Luna Review
- Watches and Wearables
- Home Appliances
- The Gag-Gift